By the end of the month, the Bay Area's most beloved power couple, in partnership with World Central Kitchen, will partner with more than 200 local restaurants to provide meals for the community.
Plus, an anonymous donor supports Polk Street businesses, Lake Merritt has a new #AllBlackLivesMatter mural, and more headlines to lift your spirits.
Drone photos and video of giant diversity slogan at Lake Merritt in Oakland, Mercury News
Organized by the East Bay Queer Arts Center, a colorful new #AllBlackLivesMatter mural on Bellevue Avenue, designed by artist-activists Kin Folkz. Guerrilla Davis, and Janetta Johnson calls attention to the Black trans and queer community's call for justice. Read more.
Ayesha and Steph Curry Support 200 Oakland Restaurants to Serve 2 Million Meals, Eater SF
The Eat Learn Play founders and José Andrés of World Central Kitchen partnered with more than 100 Oakland restaurants during the pandemic to provide 300,000 meals per week to residents in need, but they're just getting started. By the end of the month, they plan to partner with ore 200 local restaurants and serve nearly two million meals. Read more.
Anonymous donor to pick up tab for Polk Street businesses' outdoor barricades, Hoodline
An anonymous local homeowner's generous offer to cover the cost of all barricades in the Discover Polk Community Benefit District means that cash-strapped restaurants and businesses looking to survive the pandemic by expanding outdoors onto sidewalks, parking spots, and plazas will have one less cost to worry about. Read more.
Why the Ghirardelli Square sign in San Francisco is about to vanish, San Francisco Chronicle
After illuminating the skyline for over 100 years, the iconic sign is receiving a much needed makeover. One by one, each 19-foot letter will be removed, replicated in aluminum, and adorned with new LED lights. Read more.
San Francisco Rents Drop by Double Digits, SF Weekly
Thanks to "pandemic pricing" and a shift toward more spacious, affordable cities including Oakland and Sacramento, the median price of a one-bedroom SF apartment is 11.8 percent lower than last year. Plus, as more tech companies opt for permanent work from home, a tech exodus could be coming. Read more.